A young woman grows up to be a stone-cold assassin after witnessing her parents' murder as a child in Bogota. She works for her uncle as a hitman by day, but her personal time is spent engaging in vigilante murders that she hopes will lead her to her ultimate target - the mobster responsible for her parents' death.Written by
The film was based on a script that was set to be a sequel for Leon: The Professional.
The story was set to follow Natalie Portman's character Mathilda as she tracked down and killed characters that had wronged her and Leon.
Portman's success kept her from availability and the script was eventually re-written into the 2011 film Colombiana. See more »
When escaping from her murdered parents' home Catalaya runs through a number of peoples' homes. In one the resident is heard using an expression (ándale) common in Mexico, but not used in Bogotá. See more »
I can understand why Colombiana is getting some tough reviews. It doesn't feature Colombian actors, it wasn't really filmed in Columbia, and this type of movie has been done so many times before. Kill Bill(2003-2004), Enough(2002), The Brave One(2007), I Spit on Your Grave(1978), Coffy(1973. The list goes on and on. Women seeking revenge for something.
However, I will say Colombiana was FAR better than I thought. I was expecting a predictable, loud, cat and mouse action movie with a lot of explosions and guns. It does have a lot of explosions and guns, but it was not as predictable as I thought and the acting wasn't outstanding but definitely good enough. Zoe Saldana carries the movie with ease and adds a lot to a script with average character development and plot.
Colombiana is a good action flick with a great leading actress and decent supporting characters. It's not something I would have on my top 10 list at the end of the year but think about it, I took 6-7 minutes to do a review on it which I only do if the movie was memorable and it was.
Colombiana: acting:B, plot:B-, dialogue:C+
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